Benintendi’s 2- RBI Single Lifts Red Sox Over Orioles 10-8 in 11 Innings
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Red Sox trailed the game 6-2 in the bottom of the fifth before storming back.
The win improves the Red Sox to 86-54 on the season. They maintain a three-game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.
Red Sox Storm Back
The Red Sox trailed the Orioles 6-1 in the bottom of the fifth before Boston stormed back with a six-run fifth inning.
In the inning, Brock Holt delivered a two-run double before Mookie Betts hit a double with the bases loaded to score all three runners.
After Red Sox and Orioles traded leads over the final innings, the game went to the bottom of the 11th tied at eight.
With the bases loaded in the 11th, Beinintendi hit a grounder past Baltimore second baseman Jonathan Schoop to put the Red Sox up 10-8.
The Red Sox are now 14-3 in extra innings this season.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left in the fourth inning after being struck in the face by a foul ball that he hit off the plate.
The Red Sox described the injury as a bruised nose. Pedroia is listed as day-to-day.
The Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles continue their series on Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston's Drew Pomeranz against Baltimore's Kevin Gausman
Most extra-inning wins in Red Sox history:— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) September 19, 2017
15 – 1943
14 – 2017
13 – 1940, 1982
Related Slideshow: The History of Baseball in Central Massachusetts
Baseball and Central Mass. go way back - to the 1860s. The local historical landmarks range from Mudville to Hotel Vernon to Fitton Field. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
First Perfect Game
The first perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball was pitched in Worcester, on June 12, 1880, by J. Lee Richmond for the Worcester Worcesters – also known at various times as the Brown Stockings and the Ruby Legs - versus the Cleveland Blues at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds, located in the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds near Elm Park. Worcester joined the National League in 1880, replacing the failed Syracuse Stars.
NE Collegiate Baseball
A New England Collegiate Baseball League team played in Leominster from 1995 to 1999. Called the Central Mass. Collegians, they won the NECBL Championship in both 1995 and 1996, and During the 1995 season, they played a game against the Cuban National Youth Team in Worcester.
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise in the now-three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.The Dirt Dawgs’ 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. They finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18). The team is owned by prominent Leominster businessman John Morrison, who also founded, owns and operates Fosta-Tek Optics in Leominster.
Last month, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the formation of the Worcester Baseball franchise, which will play its first season next summer. The team is owned by the family that owns and operates Creedon and Co. The prominent Worcester catering service will be the food-and-beverage vendor at home games at Fitton Field, at the College of the Holy Cross. Through Octobert 25, Worcester Baseball is conducting a name-the-team competition.
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